Predictors of Employee Preferences for Multirater and Group-Based Performance Appraisal

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This study conceptualizes and measures user preferences for 360-degree appraisals and group- level performance management (PM). Users are defined as either recipients of PM processes or those whose job it is to administer the process. Aspects of individual users, their work design, and current appraisal context were used to predict preferences. Two studies were conducted involving data collection in a large Canadian telecommunications conglomerate and a department of the Canadian government, respectively. Predictors explained significant amounts of variance in user preferences, especially those pertaining to group-level PM. Practical implications are suggested with regard to collecting and using user preferences. In addition, suggestions for future research are offered concerning the need to examine a broad range of users in different organizational settings and to measure actual system design features and their effectiveness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)264-287
Number of pages24
JournalGroup and Organization Management
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Applied Psychology
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

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